Academic Policies and Forms

FORMS & POLICIES FOR MASTER AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS.

The Graduate School at Creighton University has as part of its mission to prepare students to be knowledgeable, forthright and honest. Therefore, academic honesty is expected and required from all members of our community, including our students.

Academic_Honesty_Policy: Creighton’s Handbook for Students fully outlines information regarding academic or academic-related misconduct and disciplinary procedures and sanctions.

Forms for Doctoral Students

Advisory Committee Form

The form identifies a student’s major advisor and committee members for the dissertation.  A doctoral student’s committee is chaired by the student’s major advisor and consists of two faculty members qualified in the major discipline, two faculty members qualified in support areas of study, and one expert faculty member (or visiting professor) from the subject of specialization.  The completed form should be submitted to the graduate program director, and a copy should be provided to the Graduate School for inclusion in the student’s file.

Plan of Study

This form outlines a student’s plan of study.  The completed form must be signed by the student’s Advisory Committee, and submitted to the graduate program director.  A copy should be provided to the Graduate School for inclusion in the student’s file.

Progress Report

Toward the end of each semester, each student is required to meet with his or her Advisory Committee and report on the progress made during that semester.  The completed Progress Report must be turned in to the Graduate Program Coordinator, and a copy must be provided to the Graduate School.

Advancement to Candidacy

This form certifies that a student has passed the comprehensive exam, and has advanced to candidacy for the doctoral degree.  The completed form should be submitted to the graduate program director, with a copy sent to the Graduate School.

Application for Final Oral Examination

This completed form should be submitted to the Graduate School office at least three weeks before a student plans to take the final oral examination.  If the final oral examination is waived, the form should be submitted three weeks before the final dissertation is due in the Graduate School office.

Degree Checklist - Please select the appropriate departmental link below for a complete checklist of tasks that need to be completed prior to graduation.

Application for Degree - Students must submit an Application for Degree through NEST by Oct. 10, Feb. 10 or June 10 for graduation at the end of the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms, respectively.

Final Report on Degree Candidate

When the dissertation has been defended, and all necessary revisions have been made to the dissertation, the student’s major advisor should submit this Final Report to the Graduate School.

Other Helpful Resources: Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines and Submission

Forms for Master's Student

Tracking Forms for Masters Students

Advisory Committee Form

The form identifies a student’s major advisor and committee members for the dissertation.  A doctoral student’s committee is chaired by the student’s major advisor, and consists of two faculty members qualified in the major discipline, two faculty members qualified in support areas of study, and one expert faculty member (or visiting professor) from the subject of specialization.  The completed form should be submitted to the graduate program director, and a copy should be provided to the Graduate School for inclusion in the student’s file.

Plan of Study

This form outlines a student’s plan of study.  The completed form must be signed by the student’s Advisory Committee, and submitted to the graduate program director.  A copy should be provided to the Graduate School for inclusion in the student’s file.

Progress Report

Toward the end of each semester, each student is required to meet with their Advisory Committee and report on the progress made during that semester.  The completed Progress Report must be turned in to the Graduate Program Coordinator, and a copy provided to the Graduate School.

Application for Final Oral Examination

This completed form should be submitted to the Graduate School office at least 3 weeks before a student plans to take the final oral examination.  If the final oral examination is waived, the form should be submitted 3 weeks before the final dissertation is due in the Graduate School office.

Degree Checklist - Please select the appropriate departmental link below for a complete checklist of tasks that need to be completed prior to graduation.

Application for Degree - Students must submit an Application for Degree through NEST by the following deadlines:

  • May candidates (participating or not participating in May commencement) - February 15
  • August candidate (participating in May commencement) - March 15
  • August candidate (not participating in commencement) - June 15
  • December candidates (participating in May commencement prior to completion) - March 15
  • December candidates (participating in May commencement following completion or not participating) - October 15

Final Report on Degree Candidate

When the thesis has been defended, and all necessary revisions have been made to the thesis, the student’s major advisor should submit this Final Report to the Graduate School.

Graduate School Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

The following are links to documents of our policies and procedures. Simply click on the name of the policy and a PDF version of the policy will open in a new browser window.